Diller Genealogy - Page 44
The following data is extracted from The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt.
abandoned the ministry, and removed to Reading, Pennsylvania, of which city he was at one time mayor. Her children were Peter Diller, deceased, Samuel, who has long been extensively engaged in the lumber business at Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Anna E., married to John T. Craig, Henry M. (deceased), Lydia A., Mary Louisa, William F., deceased, Catharine A., married to Harvey Birch, Roland D., deceased, John R., deceased, and two children, Catharine A. and Susannah, who died in infancy. Of these sons, Henry M., and Roland D. were both killed in the late war, while engaged in the Union service, Henry M. being captain of a company of which Roland D. was a member.
F). Solomon Diller, born in Lancaster City, February 10, 1802, to which place his parents removed in the spring of 1800, returning to New Holland in the spring of 1802, has always since resided in the neighborhood of New Hol land, and been a successful farmer. In 1836, 1837, 1838, 1839, he was one of the representatives of Lancaster County in the State legislature. He married Margaret Ann James, of Chester County, September 16, 1834. Their issue are Elizabeth Grace, who married Levi Jones, James, Levi Augustus (who married Julia Barton Davis, daughter of Gabriel and Susanna R. Davis, of Sterling, Illinois), John Roland, who married Susan Styer, only daughter of John and Susanna Styer, Emma Catharine (deceased), Anna Mary (deceased), Sarah Emeline (who married George W. Styer, son of John and Susanna Styer), Horace (deceased), Alfred Newton, and Annie Elvina.
8. Of the descendants of Isaac Diller:
A). Jonathan, who married Ann Weaver, had issue named, Weaver, Susanna (who married Gabriel Davis, and now lives at Sterling, Illinois), Maria, who married Reuben Ruth, Isaac R., who now lives in Chicago, Illinois. (In early life he learned the printing business, and subsequently took an active part in literary, military, and political affairs in Pennsylvania and Illinois. He was a quartermaster with the rank of captain in the Mexican War. Edited and published in Philadelphia about 1843, in conjunction with Adam Henry, son of General Adam Diller, a newspaper called the Citizen-Soldier, in which the early stories and sketches of George Lippard were first published; also printed at Harrisburg a Democratic newspaper called the Pennsylvania Reporter. After he removed to Illinois, in 1848, he was clerk of one of the branches of the legislature of that State, and Chairman of the Democratic State Committee in the exciting campaign of 1856. He was an active friend of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, and was appointed by James Buchanan Consul at Bremen, a position he held until some time after the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. With that President Isaac R. Diller was also well acquainted, and at his request he instituted a number of experiments about the year 1862 or 1863, in the vicinity of Philadelphia, which had reference to the manufac
Source: The Diller Family, By JL Ringwalt